Over the last quarter century, composer and pianist David Benoit has been a passionate musical innovator on the American landscape. A five-time Grammy nominee for his extraordinary and seminal contributions to contemporary jazz, Benoit has also embarked on a multi-faceted journey into the classical music world. The remarkably versatile Benoit has lent his conducting talents and legendary piano performance skills to a wide variety of settings. As a conductor, he has performed the music of Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, Camille Saint Saens, Mozart, Francis Poulenc and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. He has given piano performances for Claude Bollings Suite For Flute and Jazz Piano, Suite for Cello and Piano, and is scheduled to perform a suite for guitar and piano with Angel Romero at the Los Angeles Philharmonics annual fundraising concert. Combining his virtuosity on the piano with his conducting, Benoit has led concerts with numerous world class orchestras and symphonies: The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The San Francisco Symphony, The Atlanta Symphony, The Dresden Philharmonic, The Philippine Philharmonic, The Toledo Symphony, The New World Orchestra, The San Antonio Symphony, The San Jose Symphony, The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, The UC Santa Barbara Orchestra and The National Symphony Orchestra. Combining his love of many different styles of music with his immense growth as a top orchestrator, Benoit has been a popular film and television composer. His most notable film scores are The Stars Fell on Henrietta, produced by Clint Eastwood and starring Robert Duvall; and The Christmas Tree, produced by Sally Field, voted Best Score of 1996 by Film Score Magazine. His long association with Charles Schulz and the famed Peanuts realm led to over ten years of composing music for Peanuts TV specials on CBS. In addition, he has written the themes for the long running soap opera All My Children (ABC), Sisters (NBC) and scored the movies of the week Final Descent (with the late Robert Urich) and Cadillac Jack (starring Clint Black). In addition to his film and television work, Benoit completed his first Broadway musical, Somethings Got to Give, in collaboration with lyricist Mark Winkler, about the life and times of Marilyn Monroe..
How to hire David Benoit for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking David Benoit.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like David Benoit, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking David Benoit or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
David Benoit's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking David Benoit for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book David Benoit, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing David Benoit. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the David Benoit booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book David Benoit for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final David Benoit booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will David Benoit charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book David Benoit for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the David Benoit agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book David Benoit, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the David Benoit booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for David Benoit, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Age Group-30's-50's, Age Group-60's+, Age Group-All Ages, Jazz, Jazz-Contemporary, Jazz-Instrumental, Jazz-Smooth, Jazz-Standards, Male